Today is the day of my Enameled Rondelle Challenge Blog Hop! Yep, the same day as Amy's. Oh well. Hope you read both! I had fun with both challenges, and I hope you enjoy reading about them! I chose 5 people to receive a pair of enameled rondelles, in a random color, and their job was to create something with them! I made earrings, of course, because I was on an earring roll! And I like them for earrings! But I'm sure someone will not make earrings! I can't wait to see what they all made. Here, I made earrings two ways.
Months ago, I took a class at ArtBliss given by Barbara Lewis of Painting with Fire. It involved learning how to make torch-fired enamel beads. I loved it - as you may be able to guess. Barbara did teach us how to fuse items into a flat pendant, but we didn't spend a lot of time on that process, as the day seemed to go so fast! I was making enameled pieces the other night, and due to my own ineptness (remember the big toe burn???) I was able to fuse these two pieces together totally by accident. Now of course, it isn't a usable piece. However, now that I know how to do it, I can see some pieces like this in my future! I can't wait to get more copper cutouts!